St. John News
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp advised Senate President Myron Jackson on Friday that he has approved funds for a special election so Virgin Islands’ voters can consider the initiative put forth by citizens to make changes to the structure of the Legislative Body. Bill No. 32-0329, now Act No. 8127, provides
CHARTER YACHT CIMARRON ON ST. JOHN CRUZ BAY – A St. John man was arrested today and charged in the drowning death of a crew member aboard his vessel. Richard Smith, 65, was arrested on an indictment charging him with seaman’s manslaughter, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Smith made his
WANTED BY THE FBI, U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE, VIPD: PAUL “BOGUS” GIRARD, 30, OF ST. CROIX FREDERIKSTED — The FBI is still looking for accused armed robber Paul “Bogus” Girard. Virgin Islands Police Department spokesman Glen Dratte said today that the reward money it is offering for information leading to the arrest and capture
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four beaches in the territory failed water quality testing for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that two of the beaches to avoid are on St. Thomas and two of
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic and a native of Venezuela admitted in federal court that they came to the United States illegally. Juan Lorenzo Matias Peralta, 38, of Santo Domingo and Dionis Alexander Luis Gomez, 31, of Caracas, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Magistrate Court before U.S.
ONCE BUT NO MORE: U.S. ATTORNEY GRETCHEN B.F. SHAPPERT SAYS YOU CAN’T MAIL DRUGS ANYMORE CHARLOTTE AMALIE – After 15 years of indifference, the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Attorney’s Office says you can no longer mail drugs through the U.S. postal system — if you do, they will
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has condemned the attack on worshipers at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that took place over the weekend. Mapp said that his administration joins communities across the United States in mourning the loss of life, and offered prayers of support to
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Alphonso Andrews will lead the efforts of her Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 6, 2018, general election. AUSA Andrews has been appointed to serve
SAN JUAN — Scientists will explore new sites in deep waters surrounding Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to learn more about coral and fish habitats as part of a 22-day mission led by the U.S. government. The exploration team aboard the 224-foot Okeanos Explorer will also map and
MAPP-POTTER TEAM FAVORED TO GET THE MOST VOTES ON NOVEMBER 6, ST. CROIX POLLSTER JOHN BOYD SAYS TODAY CHRISTIANSTED — A veteran pollster on St. Croix says that if incumbent Governor Kenneth Mapp is going to be re-elected in 2018 he will have to face one of two native St.